My teaching is empowered by critical philosophy.
Criticalism covers a broad array of orientations, such as feminism, critical race theory, communicative action theory, post-modernism, post-structuralism, and new materialism.
Living out this philosophy in my teaching activities suggests that I am always a learner—never solely and, certainly, not always, a teacher. Knowledge is social, fallible, revisible, transformative, powerful and must never be taken for granted. More importantly, learners and teachers should never be taken for granted, erased, or dehumanized in the teaching and learning process. I use these ideas broad strokes to guide and reflect on my own teaching work.
Some common tenets include:
- • being open in the first place to a critique of one's own epistemological and truth claims;
- • recognizing that all knowledge is positioned, and therefore not neutral;
- • and engaging in anti-oppressive social science substantively, pedagogically, and methodologically.